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Spanish Embassy awards Bryan Station High, Liberty Elementary for immersion programs

The Spanish Embassy is honoring Bryan Station High School and Liberty Elementary, both of whom are part of the Spanish Immersion Program in Fayette County Public Schools.
Bryan Station will receive a School of the Year Award for Academic Excellence in Spanish for its effective methods of integrating content and language learning. “The superb immersion program together with the astonishing portfolio deserve it,” said Rosa López Boullón, education adviser at the embassy.
This competition, organized by the embassy’s Education Office, is sponsored by the Santander Shareholders in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute, Santillana Group, Anaya Group and the Comillas Foundation. Bryan Station Principal Mike Henderson will accept the high schools’ top award May 23 at the embassy in Washington, D.C., including a $5,000 check, two licenses to use the Aula Virtual de Español, various teaching materials and an online course for staff.
Meanwhile, Liberty has been tapped as a new member of the International Spanish Academies, which recognizes K-12 schools implementing a high-quality immersion program. Benefits of membership include top-notch visiting teachers, continuing education summer courses in Spain, pedagogical support and partnerships with Spanish schools. Bryan Station Middle School and Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet School are also ISA members.
For more information about Spanish immersion opportunities in FCPS, contact program coordinator Alicia Vinson.

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